Lucy was buried in a family crypt instead of simply in a plot in the earth – something sort of like this:
The body of the most recently deceases family member would be laid out in a central place of honor; after a period, their bones would be moved to make room for the more newly-dead.
The other thing worth mentioning before you read is that prior to our era, mutilating a body after death (including for the purposes of an autopsy) was highly taboo. Many Christians believed that the faithful would be raised from the dead during the Rapture, and that if a person’s body had been altered, it would inhibit them.
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